A Message to the Environmental Movement

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 12:44:06 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

James Corbett of The Corbett Report - "Your movement has been hijacked," says Mr. Corbett, "by the very same financial interests you thought you were fighting against." Powerful stuff. Transcript at the link, but the video displays lots of background information during the talk. [militant]

You the environmentalists, you the activists, you the campaigners.

You who have watched with growing concern the ways in which the world around us has been ravaged in the pursuit of the almighty dollar.

You who are concerned with the state of the planet that we are leaving for our children and our grandchildren and those generations yet unborn.

This is not a message of divisiveness, but cooperation.

This is a message of hope and empowerment, but it requires us to look at a hard and uncomfortable truth:

Your movement has been usurped by the very same financial interests you thought you were fighting against.


You disagreed when the slogans--and then the science--were dumbed down. When carbon dioxide became the focus and CO2 was taken up as a political cause. Soon it was the only cause.


You knew something was wrong when you saw them argue for a cap-and-trade scheme proposed by Ken Lay, when you saw Goldman Sachs position itself to ride the carbon trading bubble, when the whole thrust of the movement became ways to make money or spend money or raise money from this panic.

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bad start

Submitted by Hugh Ristic on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:10:31 GMT

It had such a collectivist tone from the beginning that it caused me to stop listening after twenty seconds.

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